Horses

The Queen's horses Alpine, Mingulay, George, Anson, Dawn and Emma with Grooms Harriet White, Zoe McDonald, Christopher Allen and Sadie Henderson on the private grounds of Windsor Castle ahead of the country's largest outdoor equestrian show, the Royal Windsor Horse Show

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The Queen’s horses Alpine, Mingulay, George, Anson, Dawn and Emma with Grooms Harriet White, Zoe McDonald, Christopher Allen and Sadie Henderson on the private grounds of Windsor Castle ahead of the country’s largest outdoor equestrian show, the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Horse Racing - Crabbies Grand National 2015 - Grand Opening Day - Aintree Racecourse

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Horses and riders on the gallops in the early morning of the opening day of the Crabbies Grand National festival at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool

Horse Racing - Southwell Racecourse...Bells 'n' Banjo ridden by Gavin Sheehan (number 2) beats Champagne Present ridden by Tony McCoy to win the Membership at Southwell Golf Club Novices' Hurdle Race at Southwell Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 24, 2015. See PA story RACING Southwell. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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Bells ‘n’ Banjo ridden by Gavin Sheehan (number 2) beats Champagne Present ridden by Tony McCoy to win the Membership at Southwell Golf Club Novices’ Hurdle Race at Southwell Racecourse. 

The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on February 18, 2015 in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside. It is 10 years today since the ban on hunting with hounds came into force after The Hunting Act was approved by parliament after 700 hours of debate in the house.

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The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on Wednesday in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside

Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters sit on horseback as they travel to a local competition in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, northwestern China. The festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The training and handling of the large birds of prey follows a strict set of ancient rules that Kazakh eagle hunters are preserving for future generations.

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Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, northwest China, travel to a festival organised by the local hunting community to promote traditional hunting practices in the mountainous region that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia

Afghan horse riders compete for the goat during a friendly buzkashi match on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Buzkashi is a traditional and the national sport of Afghanistan, where players compete to place a goat carcass into a goal circle. It was banned during the Taliban rule.

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Afghan horse riders compete for the goat during a friendly buzkashi match on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday. Buzkashi is a traditional and the national sport of Afghanistan, where players compete to place a goat carcass into a goal circle

Smoke from grenades shrouds horses and riders during a practice session for members of the Dutch cavalry in Scheveningen, Netherlands, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. About 80 horses and riders were rehearsing on a beach in the coastal resort of Scheveningen, outside The Hague, for ceremonies which will be held Tuesday to mark the opening of parliament. The horses were exposed to smoke grenades and harsh sounds to reduce their chances of being startled by any incidents during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Smoke shrouds members of the Dutch cavalry as 80 riders rehearsed on a beach on Monday at Scheveningen, Netherlands, outside The Hague, for ceremonies to mark the opening of parliament on Tuesday.

Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nev., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nevada. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads 

Competitors compete on the beach during the Endurance Competition at the World Equestrian Games at Dragey...Competitors compete on the beach during the Endurance Competition at the World Equestrian Games at Dragey in Normandy, western France, August 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT EQUESTRIANISM ANIMALS)

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Competitors compete on the beach during the Endurance Competition at the World Equestrian Games at Dragey in Normandy, western France

Horses complete the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood Races on July 31, 2014 in Chichester, England. Today is Ladies Day at the prestigious Goodwood Races.

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Horses finish the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood in Chichester, England

Polo players Andy Burgess (R) riding Tonka Rob Brockett riding Torda (L) and Ben Marshall (C) riding Shriva practice for the beach polo competition being held on the beach at Watergate Bay, near Newquay this weekend on July 4, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The players were practicing ahead of this weekend's 8th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay, north Cornwall, which is taking place tomorrow and Sunday which attracts thousands of spectators to the beach and features some of England's top international players competing in a series of matches.

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Polo players Andy Burgess (R) riding Tonka Rob Brockett riding Torda (L) and Ben Marshall (C) riding Shriva practice for the beach polo competition being held on the beach at Watergate Bay, near Newquay this weekend on Friday in Cornwall, England

Runners and riders in the parade ring before the Albany Stakes during Day Four of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

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Runners and riders in the parade ring before the Albany Stakes during Day Four of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

Tibetan participants perform on horses during a traditional equestrian competition in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture...Tibetan participants perform on horses during a traditional equestrian competition in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province June 17, 2014. Picture taken June 17, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Tibetan participants perform on horses during a traditional equestrian competition in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in China 

A lighting test is carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk ahead of their  official opening to the public later this month. Designed by sculptor Andy Scott each of The Kelpies stands up to 30 metres tall and each one weighs over 300 tonnes. They are constructed of structural steel with a stainless steel outer skin, they pay homage to the tradition of working horses of Scotland which used to pull barges along Scotland's canals.  They stand at the entrance to the North Sea at the Forth and Clyde canal.

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A lighting test is carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk ahead of their official opening to the public later this month. Designed by sculptor Andy Scott each of The Kelpies stands up to 30 metres tall and each one weighs over 300 tonnes.

Horses being exercised on the hilltops near Leyburn, North Yorkshire on the hilltops of the  Pennines as further snow is forecast for high ground across the UK.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 12, 2014.

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Horses being exercised on the hilltops near Leyburn, North Yorkshire on the hilltops of the Pennines as further snow is forecast for high ground across the UK.

Horse Racing - Christmas Meeting - Day One - Ascot...Barry Geraghty riding Volnay De Thaix avoids fallen Prince Siegfried the Mitie Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle Race at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday December 20, 2013. See PA story RACING Ascot. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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Barry Geraghty riding Volnay De Thaix steers his mount around the fallen Prince Siegfried during the Mitie Kennel Gate Novices’ Hurdle at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. 

Horse mounted policemen patrol oyster cultures to protect them from thieves on December 10, 2013 in G fosse-Fontenay, northwestern France.

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Horse-mounted policemen patrol oyster cultures to protect them from thieves on in GĂ©fosse-Fontenay, France

Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on October 10, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland.

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Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on Wednesday in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse-powered heritage across Central Scotland.

Worker tightens a rope to raise a four-metre-high statue of horses at a new housing complex in Bogor...A worker tightens a rope to raise a four-metre-high statue of horses at a new housing complex at Parung village in Bogor, Indonesia's West Java province September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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A worker tightens a rope to raise a four-metre-high statue of horses at a new housing complex at Parung village in Bogor, in Indonesia‘s West Java province.

Dutch cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke on September 16, 2013 as they undergo a stress test on the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders are tested with gunfire, music and smoke ahead of the September 17  parade in The Hague and Speech from the Throne, one of the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.

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Dutch cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke on Monday as they undergo a stress test on the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders are tested with gunfire, music and smoke ahead of the September 17 parade in The Hague and Speech from the Throne, one of the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.